Category Archives: Brodie Shepherd

Rethinking the Public Sector Could Save $3.5 Trillion Worldwide

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In a previous post, we identified Five Key Pillars of Successful Digital Transformation. These included: a) building a Digital Operating Advantage by leveraging the full potential of digital technology for maximising efficiency and reducing costs and b) deriving Actionable Insight from data analytics. The scale of the public sector opportunity in these two areas has   …Continue Reading


The Digital Gap in Public Sector Transformation

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Research conducted by iGov Survey, in January/February 2017, evaluated the digital transformation progress being made by UK central and local government. Based on responses from 235 individuals representing 180 unique organisations, the report concludes that a major ‘digital gap’ still exists between how services are currently delivered and how they should be delivered in a   …Continue Reading


£725m Required to Boost Public Sector Digital Skills

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According to a National Audit Office report released last week, the UK government will need to spend £725 million over the next five years on training new digital staff. Two thousand new hires with digital expertise will also need to be employed to keep up with the pace of demand. Commenting on the emerging digital   …Continue Reading


NHS Digital Academy to Develop 300 Digital Leaders

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Our previous blog post and Utility Week article argued that digital leaders were urgently required in the post-1st April deregulated water market in England. An earlier post presented a similar case for digital leadership in one of the other key sectors we operate in namely, North Sea Oil and Gas – see Do Oil and   …Continue Reading


Socitm: Local Authorities Spend Just 2.4% of Budget on IT

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Interesting new evidence on the state of IT spend in UK local government has just been released by Socitm (the society for IT practitioners in the public sector). Given the high priority currently being attached to the digital transformation of public services, it is surprising to note that UK local authorities are spending just 2.4%   …Continue Reading


Has the Mass Exodus of Public Sector IT Contractors Started?

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In a previous blog post, we discussed the potential implications of planned changes to the tax arrangements regulating self-employed IT contractors working in the public sector. The proposed changes to IR35, which come into effect in April of this year, could lead to many contractors ‘jumping ship’ to the private sector where the new rules   …Continue Reading


A Preview of the Refreshed National Digital Strategy for Scotland?

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An article, published yesterday on the Kable information management and public services web site, seems to provide a preview of what may be included in the updated National Digital Strategy for Scotland, to be published soon. Based on comments from a Government spokesperson, the article suggests four main strands to the refreshed digital strategy covering   …Continue Reading


The Case for Digital Reinvention

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A new report from McKinsey provides further evidence of a strong positive correlation between digital maturity and subsequent financial performance (see also our previous blog post Digital Leaders Outperform Digital Laggards). In an era of rapid digital change and digital disruption, the report concludes that “bold, tightly integrated digital strategies will be the biggest differentiator   …Continue Reading


Enabling Transformation: Technology AND Organisation are Key

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A very Happy New Year to our customers, business associates, friends and the Bridgeall team. After much talk, maybe too much talk and not enough action, will 2017 be the year when organisational transformation for the digital era becomes mainstream? We certainly hope so. The argument in favour of transforming digitally has been won.  The   …Continue Reading


Bridgeall Team Complete Byte Night for Charity

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A team of four hardy souls from Bridgeall successfully completed the recent Scotland Byte Night sleeping rough event to raise money for the Action for Children charity. As the numbers stand, it looks like Scotland will finish second to London, across 10 locations, in terms of numbers sleeping out, and possibly money raised. A tremendous   …Continue Reading


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